POSTDOC position available in Drosophila Gene Drive Research

We are looking to fill one postdoctoral research position focusing on exciting Gene Drive research in Drosophila melanogaster.

Position Description:
A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Valentino Gantz in the Section of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California San Diego. The research for this position research will focus on developing, in the fruit fly, strategies to control Gene Drive constructs, for their safe development in the laboratory and as remediation strategies for field applications. The appointment will be for one year initially with potential for renewal. Salary will be a minimum of $48,000 according to experience according to standard UCSD guidelines available at http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/appointment-guidelines/index.html .

Qualifications:
– A Ph.D. degree in genetics, molecular or developmental biology, or a related discipline
– Research experience with insects (preferably Drosophila melanogaster)
– Solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills
– CRISPR/Cas9 experimental experience
– Primary publications in peer-reviewed journals demonstrating excellence in at least one of the above areas

Environment & Research:
Our lab is located in the heart of UCSD, in the sunny La Jolla, California. We have outstanding infrastructures and are performing cutting-edge research heavily focused on CRISPR/Cas9 system applied to developmental and evolutionary questions as well as Gene Drive technologies. More laboratory info at gantzlab.org

Application:
Please email vgantz@ucsd.edu a single pdf file with “PostDoc Application – your name” in the subject line containing 1) One-page personal statement outlining your interests, career goals, and why you want this position, 2) Your CV with complete publication list, 3) Names and contacts of three references.

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